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    Diamond Dave LIVE at the Kewadin Casio - August 18th.

    Hey, coming out of hiding/retirement for today to tell you guys how AMAZING this fucking concert was!

    Bit of a backstory though, me and the girlfriend walked around the casino a little bit. Both being 20 years old, we can't exactly gamble, so we just kill time in the arcade. I had put my tickets in my wallet with my money, see? So I take out a couple bucks to turn into quarters, and as I do this, I take out the tickets, no big deal. I put it all down ontop of the change machine, wallet, money, and tickets, and I didn't notice this kid standing next to me with his friend. I look around for the missesand yell something to her. I turn back to the change machine, and grab my stuff.

    We go do whatever, have deep philosophical discussion in a stall in the women's bathroom , walk around killing time. It's about 6:30, showtimes at 7 (Or so it said on the ticket, didn't start til about 8) Lo and behold, my biggest fear : The tickets are GONE. NOT in my wallet, pocket, socks, under my hat, ANYWHERE! At this point, I feel sick to my stomach, I had been waiting for this concert since February when he cancelled it. So I run up to the willcall window, and start BEGGING them to re-sell me my tickets at full price if they wanted. I throw them everything, credit card, photo ID, everything to show them I had actually bought the tickets earlier, and wasn't just trying to scam new ones.

    Turns out, their policy is to just re-print the tickets, and put a stamp on it. The "old" tickets, and their new holders, are no good, and if that we see anyone in our seats, go contact security. Phew, problem solved. We wait in line, go in, and guess what. The two kids from the arcade are sitting in my fucking row 5 seats 1 and two 2. I grab every security guard, and explain the story to them, and the guards walk down the isle to MY seats. Earlier in the day, I heard one of the kids on the phone saying "If you can get a buddy down here RIGHT NOW, you can watch it", then he had the nerve to say hey to me and wink as I walk past him. Asshole.

    Anyways, the guards take them off to the side, and say God knows what. The kids looks PISSED! Not only do they get kicked out of my seats, but they can't even use their own! The guard even asked us if we wanted to press charges, but I figured getting to see the concert would be good enough.


    ANYWAYS, the concert was simply amazing. BEST one I've seen ever.

    Setlist was (in no order) :
    Hot For Teacher
    Just Like Paradise
    Runnin' With The Devil
    You Really Got Me
    California Girls
    Beautiful Girls
    Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    Jamie's Crying
    Cradle Will Rock
    Just A Gigolo
    Unchained
    Panama
    Dance The Night Away
    Ice Cream Man
    Everybody Wants Some!
    Ain't Talking 'Bout Love
    1984/Jump

    He didn't play Mean Street or Yankee Rose, for whatever reason. As usual, he was hilarious between/during songs. Some dude threw him a cellphone, which he said into it "This is David Lee, motherfucker!" Put it down his pants, rubbed it around, then dropped it on the ground. Another guy threw him one of those inflateable guitars, which he looked at, and said "Yanno', this looks like one of those hemroid pillows...hey, on the back it says Sammy Hagar!" paused, and finished with "Nah, you didn't come for comedy tonight."

    Among all the usual one liners about shitting sugar, and all the people here tonight, girl by girl would run up onto the stage, then get hauled off by security. One brave idiot decided to make a bee-line for DLR..right when he's in the middle of his bo stick routine! The guard grabbed her JUST before she got a face full of metal stick, too bad.

    All in all, it was a great fucking night. Every kick was dead on, no notes were missed or off, and even the screams sounded perfect!

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    I'm glad that you not only got to see the show but that those kids got busted. Justice was served!
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    I wonder if the girls running up on stage is part of the show? It happend at every show so far...

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    That's messed up about that tix crap, so sorry to hear about that but glad they got it fixed for you!

    Sounds like the Diamond One's puttin the goods out there from the reviews I've read thus far. He's definitely still got it.

    And since he's coming to our area next month, I am so there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket
    I wonder if the girls running up on stage is part of the show? It happend at every show so far...
    To be honest, I thought about this, because the girls would ALWAYS run from off to the side of the stage, like they were given backstage access, but a guy infront of us knew one, and she ran up to him and acted like it was the most amazing thing ever/did it in the heat of the moment, so who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    That's messed up about that tix crap, so sorry to hear about that but glad they got it fixed for you!

    Sounds like the Diamond One's puttin the goods out there from the reviews I've read thus far. He's definitely still got it.

    And since he's coming to our area next month, I am so there.
    Thanks, but seeing the people get kicked out was WELL worth it!

    I've read both good and bad reviews about this tour, and I'm sure everyone says theirs is "better than the last" but honestly, he was ON tonight!

    I saw him in 04, and this one blew that concert out of the water! You will NOT regret seeing him one bit! Have a blast

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    Maybe the Diamond One gave his crew passes and picked out the ones he wanted in the crowd and those are the ones who jumped up on stage.

    It's happened before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Maybe the Diamond One gave his crew passes and picked out the ones he wanted in the crowd and those are the ones who jumped up on stage.

    It's happened before.
    Oh I agree, but one of the "girls" that jumped up on stage was literally 13 or 14 years old, waved to mom, then jumped off.

    But I do see your point. Another girl jumped up during 'Cali. Girls', to which DLR was able to sing, at the right moment "I dig this girl!" Instead of his original song lyric.

    Who knows, made for a good concert though

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    They used to do that. Or maybe it was another band I'm thinkin about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrott
    Thanks, but seeing the people get kicked out was WELL worth it!

    I've read both good and bad reviews about this tour, and I'm sure everyone says theirs is "better than the last" but honestly, he was ON tonight!

    I saw him in 04, and this one blew that concert out of the water! You will NOT regret seeing him one bit! Have a blast
    Glad everything worked out for you and those scumbags were tossed out...

    It's one thing when you go to a concert and get to your seats and someone is sitting there but to have your tickets ripped off and those losers make it blatant that they're your seats, WOW, that takes
    balls and stupidity on their part!

    In any event and despite what happened you still managed to have a great time and that's the main thing!

    Dave is performing awesome this whole tour and we cannot wait for the HOB concert tomorrow night!
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    He better play Mean Street tonight...I've been wanting to hear this song live for years.

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    Hey Perrott, glad you had a great time!! Reading about those kids getting tossed out that were in your seats reminded me of that scene in "Detroit Rock City" where "Chongo" and his little brother get tossed out of the Kiss show!!

    As for the girls on stage deal, I saw Dave in Muskegon, MI on June 30, and that too was IMO a kick ass show as well. The girls he had on stage there were just standing off to the side of the stage by the mixing board for what seemed like a seriously long time, and Dave sang "Just a Gigolo" to a girl standing up front next to me that was, giving it my best guess, no older than 15 or 16. Anyway, great to hear of another fan having a great time at a DLR show. I know the guy takes some criticism around here, but I've had nothing but an awesome time at each and every solo show I've ever seen of him. If he's anywhere close to me and I don't have anything exceptionally pressing going on I'm there!!

 

 

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